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Page 10-Thursday, February 12, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Grid tickets may cost more

(Continued from Page 1)
scheduling of all sports events, Perry
said.
Canham indicated that the cost of air-
fare to Minneapolis automatically rules
out any possibility that Michigan will
play baseball, run track, or swim ver-
sus Minnesota.
Even the Michigan football
squad-which flew to every game ex-
cept Michigan State last fall-may be
forced to travel via bus to the fields of
its closer opponents such as Ohio State
and Notre Dame.
ALL NON-CONFERENCE trips for
minor sports outside the regional area
are likely to be axed as well. The only
trips that minor sports teams will make
in the future will be those in which ex-
penses are paid for by the opposing
school or invitational committee.
The cutbacks could also result in the
doubling-up of assistant coaches to
handle more than one sport. For exam-

ple, an assistant men's track coach
might be assigned to coach women's
track as well.
If such cuts are made, Men's Track
Coach Jack Harvey said he forsees dif-
ficulties in maintaining the present
quality of coaching.
IN ADDITION, all sports except for
football and basketball may be vice
timized by a 10 percent overall budget
cut. Harvey said he does not relish the
thought. "I think any cuts we make
from here on will hurt our program,"
he said. "I hope we'll at least be able to
maintain what we are doing now."
Another move Canham is considering
is a freeze on the salaries of athletic
department employees. He added,

however, that he is not considering
layoffs or dropping sports from the
program.
Perry indicated that the department
is trying to cut costs in other ways. "We
are trying to keep the built-in costs
(such as heating and electricity) under
control," he said.
Even Michigan's money-making
football team will have to pinch a few
pennies. Non-Big Ten games in future
scheduling will be played at home,
Canham said.
The University athletic department is
unique in that it receives no money
from the University. The department
supports itself almost entirely on
revenues from football tickets.

Kimball leads divers
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Jets sign Arbeznik

By JAMES THOMPSON
If you've ever wondered why
Michigan's men's and women's diving
teams are always outstanding, then one
thing to consider is the coach. Dick
Kimball, a 1959 graduate of Michigan,
has been the Wolverines' diving coach
for the past 22 years; and has coached
some of the best divers in the world.
Kimball, who started diving at the
age of ten, was a letterman at
Rochester (Minn.) High School while
still in seventh grade. During his
career, Kimball has traveled all over
the world coaching and presenting
diving programs.
Diving, in fact, seems to run in the
Kimball family. The coach's daughter,
Vicki, is currently a freshman member
of Michigan's diving team. Son Bruce, a
high school senior, was the youngest
diver ever to win a national title. He
plans on enrolling at Michigan next
year. Kimball's wife, Gail, is the diving
coach at Ann Arbor Pioneer High
School.
After reigning as the state champion
his last three years in high school,
Kimball came to Michigan where he
became the first Wolverine diver in 20

years to win a national cham
In addition, he lettered in gyi
captained the cheerleading s
senior year, and became know
of the greatest trampoline pe
in the country.
After graduating in 1959 with
and M.A. in Administrat
Physical Education, he t
coaching job the following yea
first year as head coach, M
divers placed second in the
The following year he produce
Olympic champ, Bob Webster.
was a medalist in the 1960
games.

t

Guard John Arbeznik, co-captain of
the 1979 Michigan football team, was
one of nine free agents signed yester-
day by the New York Jets.
Arbeznik fought his way into the
Wolverine starting line-up ih 1977; his
sophomore year, and remained a key
player in the Wolverines' offensive at-
tack. Coming backfrom a knee injury
that had sidelined him for two games in
1978, Arbeznik culminated his college
football career by gaining first team
All-Big-Ten honors in his senior year.
After leaving Michigan, Arbeznik

was signed as a free agent by the New
Orleans Saints. Early reports in the
NFL emphasized Arbeznik's strength
and excellence in blocking technique.
Although pre-season forecasts had
the Jets near the top of the American
Football Conference, a disappointing 4-
12 record last season has directed their
attention to rebuilding.
In additon to Arbeznik, two of the
other eight players signed by the Jets
are from the Big Ten; running back
Mike Augustyniak and wide receiver
Mike Harris, both from Purdue.

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It's More For Your Morning!

Kimball
... 'M' diving legend
Kimball said several even
career stick out as highlights
it was very gratifying to have
Micki King to be an Olymp
champion after she had come
in the '68 Games," says Kimba
"Also, to have taught m
become the youngest person t
a national championship on
meter platform." Anothert
recalled Kimball, was win
NCAA titles in both the one- a
meter board in 1957."
Kimball says that the be
"are the ones that are look
summer program." Kimbal
own 'summer training pro
Brandon, Fla. where he gets;
to see some of the world's be
Some even wind up diving
Wolverines. "We recruit diver
over the world," Kimba
"especially those that look like
better our program."
'"He doesn't waste his t
plaining," said diver Ken
about Kimball's coaching t
"We all do our dives while he
and he knows what exactly to
make our dives the best."
Kimball's program "is
toward placing divers on the
and Olympic teams. We dive
tower (as opposed to the spri
all winter long," Kiml'all said
what makes - us (Michigan
divers, because some schools
fer this."
Kimball said Michigan's
equipment helps produce gre
but "since we only havea
amount, we have to make do'
L

pionship. we have. But we could use a little
mnastics, more."
quad his Kimball is a firm believer that a good
in as one diver is produced only through hard
rformers work - by both athlete and coach. "My
old coach was an inspiration to me
h his B.S. because he spent so much time with the
ion and divers, even though he was the swim-
ook the ming coach also," said Kimball.
ar. In his One device Kimball uses to train his
ichigan's divers is the trampoline. A pulley is
NCAA's. mounted on the ceiling over the tram-
d a future poline and the diver is attached by a
Webster belt. The kind of belt is determined by
and 1964 which dive is being practiced. This type
of mechanism allows the diver freedom
of movement and to correct mistakes
with fear that accompanies diving
directly off the board.
"This type of technique is not used all
over, but it's valuable because it builds
a conditioned reflex, making the dive
automatic," explained Kimball.
While currently preparing for the Big
Ten and NCAA Championships, Kim-
ball is looking for strong performances
from junior Ron Merriott, who hasn't
lost a meet this year, and Vigiletti.
From the women's team, Julie Bach-
man, who has won two national
collegiate titles, many Big Ten titles,
and several international trophies, is
the one to watch. Also worthy of atten-
tion is Vicki Kimball, who has won
three National Age Group titles and has
represented the U.S. on three inter-
national teams.
Although Kimball believes Merriott
is one of the five top performers in the
nation, he also thinks that Mark Mc-
Mann and Jon Beach have improved
tremendously. "The only thing that
ts in his might affect them is that they haven't
"In 1972 had the big meet experience that Ron
e coached and Ken have had," Kimball said.
ic diving Kimball, who has coached U.S.
in fourth Olympic teams three times, the last
ll. being in 1980, said boycotting the games
y son to disappointed him but it didn't matter as
o ever win much to him as it did to the athletes.
the ten- "These people may not -ever have an
highlight, opportunity like this again in their life.
ning the But me, I've been there before."
nd three- After 22 years in the coaching ranks,
Kimball thinks that his job is now
'st divers tougher than ever. "Now that Title IXO
ing for a has been put into effect, we are now
I has his more capable of granting scholarships
gram in to the women," Kimball said. This
a chance makes his job more difficult because
st divers. since he's the only diving coach his job
for the is now two-fold.
's from all Because of Title IX, all schools may
all said, recruit quality 'divers. "The Big Ten
e they will now has some of the best divers
because they are able to attract the
time ex- good divers with these scholarships,"
Vigiletti Kimball explained.
echnique. " With the conference meet imminentO
e looks on he believes that the judging will be
look for to more reliable and accurate. In regular
dual meet competition, the competing
geared coaches usually judge the dives, which
national Kimball says "has a lot of negative
from the aspects, but since we know what to look
ingboard) for, we're about the only ones that can
1. "That's do it."
n) better Two recruits that Kimball hopes will
don't of- add to the Wolverines' strengths are his
son Bruce and Ken Ferguson, a UniverO
s quality sity of Iowa student.
at divers, But for the time being, however,
a certain Kimball is concerning himself with this
with what year's squad. "The next couple of
weeks will be very busy for me as I
travel to Penn State with the women,
come home for a week, to Wisconsin for
the Big Tens, and then to Austin, Texas,
for the NCAA championships," said
Kimball.,But after 22 years, he should
O N at least be used to the hectic schedule.

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Virginia 51, N. Carolina St. 46.
Tennessee 53, Florida 52
Toedo70, Miami (Ohio) 69
LSU 70, Alabama 57
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